Are You Stopping Yourself From Being Successful?


Before I start I want to welcome a new addition to our family.

Her name is Levine and and she is my new niece.

I am officially an UNCLE. So you can call me UNCLE JAZ!

Hopefully she can grow up to be a successful internet entrepreneur just like me. : )

Ok back to business…

Over the years, as my business grew bigger and bigger, I began to realise a few truths.

For one, success is not easy.

Many people see me for where I am today, but they never saw the amount of effort I went through, the time I put in, and the challenging moments I handled in order to get to today.

I came from the back of a failed business. I was at my lowest, before I made the decision to never end up at the bottom again.

A lot of people will never get to where I was. In a way, that’s good, because it isn’t a good place to be at.

And yet sometimes, it makes me wonder if people have to get to where I was, before they finally stop making all the excuses, and start doing something for themselves.

Perhaps it’s because of the culture these days, but I refuse to believe that that’s a good enough reason.

I have seen it all in my years of coaching. Excuses, excuses and more excuses.

To me, nothing is a good enough reason for your lack of success. It’s always excuses.

The truth is, we’re not bound by anything.

If you have a business idea, and you need a capital of $30,000, and your bank has only $100, you are right to believe that you are restricted.

But nothing’s stopping you from getting out there to make that $30,000 to get to your dream.

It is not easy, but it is NOT IMPOSSIBLE.

Your willingness to get out of your comfort zone and dare to achieve what you want is the only thing that stops you.

Stop blaming your circumstances. If you’re not born rich, just remember – so are the other few billion people in this world.

I was not born rich, but I managed to get to where I am today, because I put in the effort.

I didn’t tell myself that I had no time on my hands, or that I didn’t have money. I just went out and did it.

If I had to sacrifice my sleep, I did.

If I had to make more money to learn traffic generation strategies, I did.

I got to where I am today because I didn’t give myself a reason to fail. I planned for my success by putting all my effort into it.

And the end result?

Today, with the click of an email, I can make $10,000 and more if I wanted to.

I paid for my success with my time, energy, and money.

In return, I got back everything and more.

Now my question to you is, do you want success hard enough?

If you do, then you will not allow anything to stand in your way.

Not the hundreds of excuses that you can potentially come up with, because trust me, I have seen it all.

I have had students who wanted to give up because, they wrote four articles, and they are not getting the traffic they want to their website.

Seriously? Four articles? That’s barely getting your feet wet in the pool.

I also had students who felt despondent after getting 50 subscribers and no sales. 50 subscribers is a small list in the Internet Marketing world.

I have a 80,000 list, and some of the gurus out there have 6-figure lists. 50 subscribers is merely a pinch of salt.

And sometimes, I would encounter students who think that they don’t know enough.

They would come to me and say, “Hey Jaz, I need to spend some time learning more materials before I can start working on my website.”

That may sound valid, but in my training, I teach all my students a comprehensive method to earning money online.

So why is there a need to learn so much more?

Heck, I even give them the website. All they need to do is start following my strategies. Wash, rinse, repeat.

That’s all.

Now, I’ll admit that knowledge is good, but too much knowledge will only result in information overload and inaction.

I know because I’ve been there before.

I got flooded by so much information that I didn’t even know where to start.

Eventually, I had to tell myself to go back to basics, and start with a clean slate.

At the end of the day, what’s most important is action.

You may talk up a storm, but people just want to see results. If you got none, then work on that.

Everything else does not matter till then. Your circumstances don’t matter.

Every day, you get a choice of how you want to live your life when you wake up.

So get to it. Stop giving yourself excuses.



Categories : Internet


  1. nenu says:

    i love my life!

  2. Edward says:

    Great message.

    The quickest path to success is getting out of our own way and just doing it!

  3. Randy Seet says:

    Adorable Niece, I am Uncle Randy six years ago.

    No excuses for me. I’m building a HIGHLY responsive list.

    I will find a Way. I must find a way.

    Buy, Beg or S-ll. HaHa.

    I sacrifice lot of my sleep these days.

    Stop Whining and Keep Moving.

  4. Jaz Lai says:

    Yes Edward. JUST DO IT!

  5. Jaz Lai says:

    Hello Uncle Randy! You can do it! Let’s keep moving.

  6. Steve says:

    As long as you put in effort, you will reap the fruits soon. Just a matter of time. There are tons of books and success formulas but in the end only a handful will make it. Test after test. Success doesn’t fall from the sky. Rome is not built in a day. Learning takes time. Too many people want a quick way out and most will fail. Learn step by step and endure. At first I don’t even have a product and clueless about how to get leads before I joined SU(Jaz was one of the trainer then).

  7. Cahaya says:

    Very inspiring indeed…and true…
    no more excuses pls 🙂

  8. I started out online in 1998 with a MILLION ideas. As I started developing one, the next idea would hit me, so I would start working on that as well. That ‘cycle’ continued and all I ended up with was a massive headache, nothing really finished off and working and finally, a meltdown. I WAS prepared to burn the candle at both ends but ended up getting burned myself!

    So, I have been off the ‘scene’ for 18 months and have returned, determined to get results for my efforts. I am concentrating on starting, and finishing, my first real productive website and resisting all other influences that might interfere with my task – that’s why I registered the domain name EVOLUTION2020. It will reflect MY evolution in what I do and how I do it. My website is still in its development stage because I am very pedantic. Perhaps, this is one of my faults and a reason why things haven’t really worked for me up until now.

    Being a ‘one-man-band’ in opposition to ‘gurus’ with a cast of thousands, won’t deter me, as long as I stay focussed, something I am determined to do. The ‘little people’ can succeed and I will be sharing my knowledge and experience with others who have found themselves in the same boat. Together, success will be just a matter of time. Look out for me on the BIG W W W. I WILL be making some noise real soon. *smiles*

  9. Ocean says:

    This is the most encouraging message I read on this beautiful Saturday morning! Good job, Jaz!:)

  10. Jaz Lai says:

    You are most welcome Ocean! Have a good weekend!

  11. Jaz Lai says:

    John, I will be waiting for you at the top! Now that you know your mistake, go ahead and make it work. Staying focus and persistent will bring you there.

  12. boubker says:

    the reward of this world and the excellent reward of the he reafter and God loves the doers of gord.

  13. Iwaeni says:

    Hi Jaz Lai I have intrest in all this,but Nigeria is not listed @ click bank and others for payment,can u pls help me.I will be glad if you can. Thanks

  14. Philip says:


    Thanks for the write up.
    You are there because you stay FOCUS, COMMITTED and You PERSEVERE.
    I admire you not for the success that you have today, but for your undying attitude to pursue your dream.

    Be the Difference You want to see in this world. Talk is cheap, Action is Power!

    Great to to see you exercising early in the morning.. Wealth is Nothing without Health.

    Take care my friend!

  15. Jaz Lai says:

    I am sorry Iwaeni, I have no knowledge about Nigeria and I can’t give you any advise

  16. Jaz Lai says:

    Thanks Phillip for you kind words! Health Is Weaith too!

  17. marinela says:

    Hello ,Jaz i’m happy for your niece, is very sweet and beautiful.I kiss her.

  18. Jaz Lai says:

    So sweet of you marinela. Thanks.

  19. Pranab says:

    Hello Jaz, nice to hear about your niece. But what makes my place impossible is no Paypal/Pay alert etc is working and i cannot send money nor able to recieve.
    So this regard if you could help or suggest any alternative would appreciate.

  20. Joseph Chalwe says:

    thats excellent about your exersis, you are doing, how effective can i be in teams of this programe please help out
    joseph chalwe

  21. Tula says:

    I absolutely agree with you, uncle Jaz. Success needs sacrifice.I also have sacrified my sleep during some time to learn and implement what I learned, and I am glad I did it. All sacrifice has its reward. Greetings.

  22. Kevan says:

    Great sharing Jaz…

    What you mention is absolutely true..
    Reasons OR Results.

    There is no in between..
    Where we want to become depend on which path we choose.

    I have decide to go for the result, though the hill is steep.
    At the peak, I know I will see wonderful scenery like what you are enjoying now!!

  23. Mark Call says:

    Jaz … your da’ MAN!

    Thanks for sharing, my friend!

    .. It’s all about COMITMENT!

    Mark Call 🙂

  24. Jaz Lai says:

    That’s right. It’s reasons of results. I love this!

  25. Jaz Lai says:

    Good one Mark. Hey I need some help from you. Will drop you an email soon.

  26. Jaz Lai says:

    Wong, Qi Gong in class? Interesting… Haha

  27. m.SRINIVASAN says:

    Call me 08122515192

  28. Steve says:

    Just to share.Try to outsource if possible. Stay focus. You can create or even sell when you have a list. Once people see value in you, they will follow you. Do some split testing. If this thing don’t work, try others. I see some people wasting their time. There is bound to have something that will help you. Get the basics right. Do give a freebie and get some leads in.

  29. Mark Call says:

    Anything for you, Brother!

    Look forward to hearing from ya bro!

    – Mark Call

  30. Moses says:

    Jaz . So true it is commitment and focus and no excuses.
    Iwaeni, I am from Kenya and we are not listed either but
    that had been my excuse but now am making it happen.

  31. rhonda says:

    Thanks for the post, you hit the nail right on the head..we live in a world of instant gratification and most people want it now instead of putting in the work to build on it…

  32. Tom A. Larsen says:

    This was my first visit to your blog today.
    I have bought lots of guru’s packages and been on one rabbit trail after another,and to no avail. No success. Still waiting for my first sale online. But you know what, I’m not giving up and going to make it work, and really appreciated your latest post to keep me going. What they say is really true…If you fail, you are not a failure, if you learn and get back up again and go at it. The only time you are truly a failure is when you stop getting back up. I am new to your name, do you current endorse any products or training?

    Tom Larsen

  33. marinela says:

    Jazz, i don’t know how to make money on net .It seems to me very hard ,because i’m too old for this and i don’t know very well english .I’m from romania .Please teach me ,because i don’t beleave in this too much.

  34. Jaz Lai says:

    I love your attitude Moses. Keep moving!

  35. Jaz Lai says:


    That’s absolutely correct. When you fall, its not a failure, it’s just a lesson to let you know you need to do more. You only fail when you stop trying!

  36. mirek says:

    Very good and so truth

  37. Wow nice one thanks for the Message. God bless you.

  38. Jaz Lai says:

    Bless you as well Ayo. Have a good weekend!

  39. Jenny Jas Wong says:

    Hey Jaz, Yes. Nice and inspiring message you have there. Dare To Be Different !! I’m doing some research and would love to know more about the internet business. Care to help and assist ?? Would like to make some changes in my career. Thanks and Keep up the good work.. Cheers..;)

  40. owojori says:

    yes,u are right.ave try checking n i discovered it was me

  41. mamza says:

    Thanks for the inspiring article. This is the reality in fact that many people know but they just ignore that this is the actual fact. Success is not easy! We have to build with lot of effort and sacrifice. Email list is no.1 and built your credibility is no.2. Thanks again for article

  42. S W Low says:

    I’m giving up and am drowning…………but after reading your inspiring article, I’ll just grab any twig that comes my way to stay afloat and alive and to continue with my internet study and biz……..

  43. El éxito depende de mi?
    Como es eso?

    Acaso no era automático… debo vender y olvidarme de que esto era automático.
    Que mas exactamente debe hacer. Debo seguir comprando?

  44. bernard says:

    Thank you for the inspirational words. I know someday I will become financial freedom. .

  45. penny says:

    Well a lot of people didn’t realize that success is a journey. They think it is a one shot wonder. Success very often lies in doing a dozen things correctly for 5000 times instead of 5000 things done for only a dozen times. Just like what you have said, most people just need to follow your strategies, wash, rinse and repeat before they can achieve the success online.

  46. sunny says:

    Well done ,keep it up
    “” succeed does not come easy in every things in life””.
    I have tried it but not easy without proper guidance .
    All the best to you .
    Cheer !!!!! to jaz lai

  47. Umar says:

    My dear Uncle, let me join thousand in welcoming the baby into the fold of would be internet entrepreneurs.

    I must thank you for sharing the information with us.Indeed, you deserve every commendation. I look forward to having another piece of advise and a new line of thinking.
    Keep it up Uncle.


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  49. Patrick Liew says:

    Success is simple but not easy. Oxymoron? Simple because we can do it or learn from experts like you on how to do it. Not easy because few get their butt out of comfy zone to do it. Go4It!

    Grand uncle Patrick Liew

  50. ALEJANDRA DIAZ says:

    Wow ur life inspires me to over come all changes n obsticles. Agree becuase i also sacarifi sleep. Have faith i wil see results.By the way i want to say that its amusing to see how u share ur life wit us urs readers. Total admire wit al do respect gives us ur follower or me like a bond, strenght that u have all intrest for us to successed too. god bless u n thanks.

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